How to Save Cash By Downloading Apps

In today’s day and age, prices keep rising and every day I am looking for more and more ways to save money! Recently I came across a blog called The Southern Saver, that was claiming that 4 mobile apps could save you 4,000-5,000 dollars on your grocery bill! I mean, HELLO, think of what we could do with that kind of money!! So of course, my frugal self decided to investigate these 4 apps and share them with all of you so we ALL can have these huge savings!

As I investigated the post more, I realized that the owner used mobile apps and printed coupons to save the $4,000, but then she shared how JUST by using e-coupons and the mobile apps, she is able to save anywhere from $120-$150 EACH TRIP to the grocery store!! Sometimes the coupons were so good that the store PAID HER to shop.

Warning: using these apps will take a little bit of time and preparation. It is said that one big trip to the grocery store will take around 45 minutes of preparation, BUT, I don’t know about you, I think that $150 dollars is WORTH those 45 minutes.

Now if you are just itching to get your hands on these apps, I won’t make you wait any longer!

     1. Saving Star

SavingStar is an app that will allow you to save big at over 100 retail chain stores! All you have to do is click on the store you want to shop at and find the offers you want to use! You just need to click “Activate” on as many offers as you want! You can use all the offers in one purchase or in multiple, whatever works for you! To receive the discount, you have two options!

If you have a loyalty rewards card at that particular store (ex: CVS Extra Card Card), all you need to do is swipe your card! And if you do not have a card at store you are shopping at, all you need to do is save your receipt and scan it right on the app. The savings will be applied between 2-14 days and once you get up to $5 in savings, you can cash out!

The awesome thing about SavingStar is that they give you a ton of options for cash outs! You can deposit it straight into your bank account or PayPal OR you can get an iTunes or Starbucks gift card! Another option is even getting an AMC Theater gift card! Now you can treat yourself (FOR FREE!) for all your hard work!

Check out our more in depth review of Saving Star here!

     2. Ibotta

Ibotta is AWESOME! I have been using it for years!! There are over 380 stores that support Ibotta savings!

You can check out our initial post about it back in 2013 here!

But in a nutshell, Ibotta is an app where you can get rebates for what you buy! Basically, there are 3 ways to save!

       1. Submit a Receipt

Just like with Saving Star, all you need to do it get on the app, complete simple tasks to unlock rebates, head to a participating store, make your purchases, and then take a picture of your receipt and scan the product bar code using the App and wa-la! You will receive your savings!

        2. Link a Loyalty Account

All you need to do for this one is sign up for Ibotta and for each store you plan on purchasing from, link your card or phone number for that store! For example, all you need to do is put in your phone number linked to  your Rite Aid Wellness Card on the app prior to your purchase and once you have unlocked the rebates and gone shopping, the savings will be automatically deposited into your account within 48 hours. Easy as that!

       3.  In-App Purchases

This one is a lot like Ebates! All you need to do is head on over to the app, find the discount you would like to use (for example: 5% Cash Back on Groupon), and then click the button that says “Launch App”. From there, you will be taken to the groupon website and you can make your purchase just like normal! In a short while, you will receive an email saying your rebate is pending and will soon get the money!

Ibotta is well worth it! It’s super easy and the savings are AWESOME!

     3. Checkout51

Checkout51 is SUPER simple! There are no questions to be asked here, it is one of the easiest apps to use!

So FIRST, download the app! Then, every Thursday, they will post a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick which ones you would like to purchase, go to any store and make your purchases, and then simply upload the receipt. When your savings gets to $20, they will mail you a check in the mail! Easy as pie!

The cool part about this one is that you won’t have to be running around to different stores to get different discounts. Just go to a place that has the brands you need, and ta-da! You have savings coming your way!!

 

     4. Mobisave

Mobisave is a lot like Century51! All you have to do is download the app, look at the list of offers and pick which ones you want, then head to any grocery store! You can shop wherever with this app! Once you are done, submit your receipt and they will deposit the savings directly into your PayPal account within 24 hours!!! No payout is too big or too small! You will always get your savings back quickly, each and every time!

Another awesome feature of the Mobisave App is that when you have internet connection you can just refresh the offers list and you will be able to browse the list anytime, even if you do not have WiFi! You can literally access these savings AT ANY TIME!

I realize that using these apps will take up a chunk of your time but seriously, THIS IS SO WORTH IT! So, I invite all of you to try these out. They are all free and risk free! Download them and let us know what you thing??

And let us know, what will you do with all the money you save?